Obesity and Poverty: A New Public Health Challenge
Obesity and overweight have been under estimated as public health problems in Latin America and the Caribbean and both conditions are on the rise in the region. This book is a review of the prevalence of the problem and the medium and long term adverse effects of the conditions and the implications for planning public health actions.
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Socioanthropological Aspects of Obesity in Poverty
Physical Activity Patterns in Central America
The Epidemiologic Transition in Cuba
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